Archive for October, 2004

All Blogs Have Feeds Now?

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Steven Cohen writes on Feedster Hacks that all blogs now come with RSS feeds. Is that true? I thought Blogger only used Atom and that there are still other platforms that didn’t offer any feed options. From what I’ve heard, Feedster can handle both types of feed, though much of their documentation is still written […]

More on Comment Spam and WordPress

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Jon Levell writes about comment spam and how he, as a WordPress user, can monitor comments before they’re posted. He also indicates spam controls are part of other blog platforms. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this installation of Manila other than for us to delete each comment spam by hand. He says Bloglines, […]

I could have been an engineer or architect

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

or so says a personality test I took, which scored me as an INTP and ISTP equally. I consider myself to be somewhat of an information engineer/information architect. Another INTP I know found this profile to be quite fitting. I don’t think parts of it reflect my personality at all. My bloginality is an INTP.

Jenny has a great idea for teaching people about feeds.

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

When I talk about feeds, I don’t really get the opportunity to set people up with an aggregator, unfortunately. I like showing feeds and aggregators because I think when people see them in action, they figure out how they work. Maybe if there’s time during the CE course at SLA, we can do something more […]

Oct. 30th SLABC Blogging and Feeds Presentation

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

Here is the presentation I’ll be giving in a few minutes. Wireless is working, so I should be able to blog live while Garrett, Josh, and Shimon are talking. People asked a lot of great questions during my talk. Garrett’s talking now. I am blogging notes. Addenda 10/31: Shimon Rura created a blog on Frassle […]

Spam on the Web

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Some people don’t understand why I’ve been so worried about comment spam. Some bloggers are content letting it pile up, accpeting it as part of blogging, but I am not. I came across this wiki spam today and realized yet another reason why comment spam is problematic. As a first-time visitor to the wiki, I […]

Difference Between RSS and Atom

Friday, October 29th, 2004

One question I’ve never really answered for myself or my readers is what the difference between RSS and Atom is. In anticipation of this question coming up in a future presentation, here are some resources about the feeds. I’m a little surprised I couldn’t find information on the difference between Atom and RSS on their […]

Shimon Tries to Define Frassle

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Modest, at best, I think.

Can Blogs be Better for KM?

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Christina writes about an article by Bill Ives and two co-authors examining blogs as better knowledge management tools than what’s currently used in corporations. I’m reconsidering blogs as knowledge management tools after talking to someone tonight who set up a wiki to help her better organize certain resources she frequently loses on her blog. One […]

Feedster Hacks

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Check out this new blog by Steven Cohen of Library Stuff: "Feedster Hacks is a weblog and directory for the various hacks that have been created with Feedster …" This feed is now in my aggregator. I wonder what other librarians Feedster has tapped … Isn’t there a quote about smart organizations employing multiple librarians […]